Is sugar the world’s most popular drug? Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth. It doesn’t have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its sublime … Continue reading Time to quit sugar
The strange effects of thinking healthy food is costlier Consumers believe healthy food must be more expensive than cheap eats and that higher-priced food is healthier – even when there is no supporting evidence, according to new research. The results … Continue reading The influence of price food
What Obama has meant for food The Season 8 première of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” begins just like all of the show’s episodes do: with its amiably gruff host taking in the splendors of some lesser-travelled corner of the globe. … Continue reading Obama and Bourdain on food
How Restricting Food Stamp Choices Can Fight Obesity Often, when people discuss the obesity crisis in the United States, and another failed effort to help people change their eating habits, it’s as if there’s nothing we can do. But sometimes … Continue reading Are food restrictions really restrictive?
What the health industry can learn from behavioral economics Fruit or fudge, white rice or brown? And if yes, how much? What sounds like a simple choice is a complex decision influenced by nutritional habits formed in childhood, environmental factors … Continue reading Healthier eating habits
It’s Tough To Make Good Health Choices, But Science Can Help The year is half over. So I took a moment over the long holiday weekend to triumphantly write, “Mission accomplished!” in ink next to each of my New Year’s … Continue reading Strategies for changing behavior
Will FDA’s Nutritional Label Changes Affect Buyer Behavior? Announced recently by the FDA, it’s the most significant overhaul of nutrition labels on packaged foods in the United States in over two decades. The biggest change in labeling has to do … Continue reading Biases in nutrition labels